Refurbishments and Closures, Events at Walt Disney World in February of 2017

February 2017

Nov. 30 - CLOSINGDisney's Animal Kingdom : AsiaFlights of Wonder -- This show will close to make way for a new show featuring Russell and Dug from "UP!"
Aug. 15 - Aug. 29Disney's Hollywood StudiosStar Wars: Galaxy's Edge -- Work is under way on the 14-acre Star Wars-themed land at Disney's Hollywood Studios that was announced during the 2015 D23 EXPO.
Early 2016 - Sep. 30Resort : DolphinWDW Dolphin Hotel -- The first phase of the Dolphin Hotel room renovations will begin in 2016, with the entire room project currently scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.
10/26/15 - July 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeHidden Springs Pool Area -- The Hidden Springs leisure pool, resort beach, playground and recreation fire pit will be unavailable starting October 26, 2015.
Jan. 03 - Through 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeCub's Den Children's Activity Center
Early 2015 - Feb. 03Disney SpringsPlanet Hollywood -- Planet Hollywood will be transformed into a four-story stargazing observatory to "match the design aesthetic of Disney Springs." The interior will feature spherical, planet-shaped lighting fixtures and will create a welcoming atmosphere for fans to celebrate a new generation of superstar entertainers, while retaining the old movie memorabilia. There will be a new outdoor terrace and an outdoor bar space called Stargazers that will feature live entertainment. The main dining room will include a DJ. Planet Hollywood's renovations will be completed in 2016.
2016 - Through summer 2017Resort : Wilderness LodgeTrout Pass Pool Bar
2/16 - TBAESPN Wide World of SportsMulti-Use Sports and Entertainment Venue -- ESPN Wide World of Sports has teamed up with the nation's top cheerleading organization, Varsity Spirit, to create a new state-of-the-art cheerleading and dance team competition venue, which will include a flexible design for one large competition space that can be set up for as many as four competition areas. Additional areas are being tailored for warm up and practice, along with areas for judges and officials. With the capacity to seat more than 8,000 guests, plus performance and warm-up space, the new multi-use sports and entertainment venue will also be able to host six regulation basketball courts, six regulation volleyball courts or concert configurations. There will be concessions throughout the building, and an additional box office and entry to the complex. Construction is ongoing until further notice, with intermittent overnight lane closures, lane shifts, traffic congestion and noise along Osceola Parkway/Victory Way.
Now - Jun. 30Magic KingdomWalt Disney World Monorail System -- The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use this form of transportation during your visit, check to be sure of the best option available, as alternative transportation options will be available.
8/4/16 - Late 2018Resort : Beach Club Convention Center Expansion Work -- During this time, Guests may see or hear work in progress and certain pathways may be unavailable. To minimize any disruptions, work should be limited to between 9 a.m and 9 p.m.
Dec. 25 - Mar. 11Water Parks : Typhoon LagoonTyphoon Lagoon Annual Refurbishment -- When Typhoon Lagoon reopens on March 12, it will also debut its newest attraction, Miss Adventure Falls.
Nov. 2016 - Summer 2019Resort : Coronado Springs ResortHard Goods Refurbishment
Aug. 2015 - JUNE 30, 2018!Disney's Hollywood Studios : Toy Story LandToy Story Land -- Construction is under way for the new Toy Story Land that will open in Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018.
Jan. 02 - Feb. 15Resort : DolphinGrotto Pool Closure -- The Grotto pool will be closed during this time.
Jan. 02 - Mar. 03Resort : Old Key WestSandcastle Pool
Jan. 03 - Feb. 13Disney's Animal Kingdom : AsiaKali River Rapids
Jan. 06 - Mar. 16Resort : Caribbean BeachTrinidad South Village Pool
Jan. 09 - Mar. 23Disney's Hollywood Studios : Hollywood BoulevardCover Story Store
Jan. 09 - Mar. 16Resort : Caribbean BeachTrinidad South Region -- Several refurbishment projects are underway. You may see or hear construction specifically around the pirate-themed rooms in Trinidad South. Work will not begin until 9am
Jan. 09 - Mar. 02Magic Kingdom : Main Street USAWalt Disney World Railroad
Jan. 13 - Feb. 20EpcotEpcot International Festival of the Arts -- Combining visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts will create a global masterpiece for six inspired weekends. Held Fridays through Mondays starting Jan. 13 through Feb. 20, 2017, the Festival will feature new art each week.
Jan. 16 - Feb. 24Resort : Saratoga SpringsPaddock Pool Water Play Area
1/17 - 12/19/17Magic Kingdom : Liberty SquareHall of Presidents -- REOPENING DEC. 19! Along with the addition of the new president audio-animatronic, the attraction is getting a new show, and a complete theater upgrade including a new sound system, lighting and high-definition projection system.
Jan. 20 - Mar. 09Magic KingdomDisney After Hours Magic Kingdom - Select Nights -- Disney After Hours, a hard-ticket event that allows guests to enjoy Magic Kingdom attractions and character greetings after regular park hours, will return for select dates in January, February and March 2017. During the event nights, 25 attractions and experiences are open
February 2017 - Jul. 01Resort : Wilderness LodgeRoaring Fork -- During the time these areas will be closed the new Geyser Point Pool Bar and Grill will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Territory Lounge will also offer continental breakfast.
Feb. 2017 - Mar. 19Resort : Caribbean BeachSpyglass Grill -- This new dining location is set to open in Spring 2018. Located in Trinidad South, it will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of items, including hot breakfast entrees, sandwiches, salads, tacos and beverages.
Feb. 1, 2017 - 2019Resort : Caribbean BeachBarbados and Martinique -- These sections of the resort have been demolished to make way for construction of the new Disney Riviera Resort.
Feb. 04 - Summer 2018Resort : Pop CenturyHard Goods Refurbishment
Feb. 06 - Feb. 10Resort : BoardWalkLuna Park Pool/ Kiddie Pool /Spa
Feb. 06 - Feb. 10Resort : All Star MoviesFantasia Pool
Feb. 06 - Mar. 03Resort : BoardWalkLuna Park Slide
Feb. 13 - Apr. 07Resort : Port Orleans RiversideAlligator Bayou North Pool
Feb. 13 - Feb. 15Resort : BoardWalkGarden Pool -- Leisure pool at Boardwalk
Feb. 16 - Jul. 09Resort : Coronado Springs ResortGran Destino Tower -- New 15-story tower being added at Coronado Springs, will include a two-story lobby and 545 guest rooms. There will also be a roof-top dining location called Toledo. Reservations are now being taken for stays starting July 9, 2019 and later.
Feb. 20 - Feb. 22Resort : Beach Club Tidal Pool -- The leisure pool at the Beach Club
Feb. 22 - Feb. 24Resort : Yacht ClubAdmiral Pool -- Leisure Pool at Yacht Club
Feb. 23 - Feb. 27ESPN Wide World of SportsDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend -- Races include 5K, Kids Races, 10K, and half marathon, as well as the Glass Slipper Challenge for those participating in both the 10K and half marathon.
Feb. 25 - Mar. 29ESPN Wide World of SportsAtlanta Braves Spring Training -- Select dates
Feb. 27 - Mar. 01Resort : BoardWalkCommunity Hall Pool -- Boardwalk Villas leisure pool